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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Sharing a Condo
November 26, 2018

So, you’ve finally decided to avail for your own condo unit. Having your own personal place is a privilege much coveted by any person, especially if you’re the type who wants to chill out and relax in your own space. There is nothing wrong with that, as everybody deserves “me” time.

However, humans are social creatures and there will inevitably be some instances in which we may want some company. That’s when the thought of sharing a condo with someone comes to mind.

Now, before you jump into making that idea a reality, we first need to consider the various pros and cons of sharing a unit:

In terms of the financials:

Pro: You’d be able to save on the monthly expenses.

Yup, you’ll be able to divide the cost of living. While it’s true that if more people live in the unit, the consumption of water, electricity, and food especially will also increase, the cost of those would be nothing compared to the amount you’ll save once you divide the expenditures. Share a space, save a lot.

Con: Your roommate might be late in payments, hence, you’d have to shoulder both your expenses.

Just a little precaution, if you’re going to share a unit, share it with a trusted friend. Avoid those people who hang out with you just to leave you with the bill. Remember, one main purpose of sharing space is to divide the cost, not add an expenditure to your budget.

In terms of the cleaning and maintenance:

Pro: The more, the merrier.

Why shoulder all of that weekend clean-ups all by yourself if you can have a helping hand? With two people, the task is made easier and more manageable. You can decide which person cleans what and how often. You can also alternate the cleaning assignments, so that it wouldn’t seem such a drag for both of you.

Con: They’re messier than you.

This is why you should really choose your soon-to-be roommate well. If that person happens to be a lazy, messy, or a slouch, then chances are, you’re just asking for added stress. You don’t want a roommate who would do nothing but just add to the mess. Remember, you want to divide your work, not double it.

In terms of the good company and companionship:

Pro: A good friend and hangout buddy.

More often than not, the main reason why you’re looking for a roommate is not just because of economic reasons, but also due to the fact that it can really get lonely living all by yourself. In such case, getting a roommate for companionship is an attractive lure. Few things can be more relaxing than having a great time with a friend at home during the weekends. Having someone to talk to over dinner or having video game sessions after work is pleasure you won’t ever get tired of.

Con: You chose a toxic person to live with.

This is one of the most critical mistake you could ever make. The cons from the first two pointers may even result from this. Avoid having a toxic roommate at all cost. They will suck out all the enjoyment from having your own space, and not to mention, turn things awkward real quick.

With all of these in mind, you’re all set to settle down at your own condo unit, with the prospect of either sharing the space or just living independently on your own. If you are looking to experience only the best when it comes to condos look no further than Torre Lorenzo. Feel free to contact us via 86-TORRE (86773) or visit our website at https://www.torrelorenzo.com for more information.

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